Xavier: Energy and Environmental Policy in the Age of Coronavirus

Donald Trump, coronavirus briefing, 2020

Xavier University: “Energy and Environmental Policy in the Age of Coronavirus”


As part of its Take It On 2020 Initiative, the Political Science Department of Xavier University, a JMC partner program, will be hosting Peter Cannavò, Dan Byers, and Liz Blume for a virtual webinar discussion of U.S. environmental policy in the face of coronavirus.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 • 4:30 PM
Xavier University

Free and easily available online on Zoom

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Peter CannavòPeter Cannavò is a Professor of Government and Director of Environmental Studies at Hamilton College. Professor Cannavò works and teaches in the areas of political theory; environmental theory, politics, and history; geography and the politics of place; and ethics and public policy. He is the author of The Working Landscape: Founding, Preservation, and the Politics of Place (MIT Press, 2007) and served as a contributor to the volumes The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory, The Encyclopedia of Political Theory, The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice and Political Theory and Global Climate Change.

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Dan ByersDan Byers is Vice President for Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute. With a focus on environmental and regulatory policy issues, Byers develops and implements strategies in support of the Institute’s broader education and advocacy efforts. He brings nearly two decades of public policy experience to his work directing the Institute in assessing the impact of existing and emerging federal laws and regulations on the U.S. energy industry. Byers frequently speaks and writes on energy policy and environmental regulatory issues and has been published in a number of prominent outlets. Before joining the Chamber, he was Staff Director of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee for the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

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Liz BlumeLiz Blume is the Director of the Community Building Institute (CBI) at Xavier University. Ms. Blume has built her career blending community organizing principles with community planning processes. She has led research efforts on important issues facing many metropolitan areas today including affordable housing, urban education, land use, community and economic development, equity and community engagement. She is also the Co-Director of a Master’s program in Urban Sustainability and Resilience at the University. This interdisciplinary program combines principles from public policy, planning, and business to help students prepare for careers in environmental sustainability and resilience. Her work in this program is a natural outgrowth of her years of experience in urban settings in southwest Ohio.

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The Political Science Department at Xavier University offers intellectually stimulating introductory courses in the fields of American Government, Comparative Government, International Relations and Political Philosophy, as well as upper-level courses that are limited in size and scope to allow students to debate the political and social issues that interest them most. Political science students also take courses in economics and statistics and an upper-level political science seminar in which they work closely with a faculty member on a research project of their own design.

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